Mark McDermott

Fein, Harman win primaries

by Mark McDermott Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman will face Republican Mattie Fein after each dispatched their respective party opponents in Tuesday’s primary elections. Harman easily beat challenger Marcy Winograd, earning nearly 59 percent of the vote to Winograd’s 41 percent. Fein earned 50 percent of the vote in the GOP primary, outdistancing candidates Pete Kesterson, […]

 Mark McDermott

Chamber recognizes Masi, Aspel as Man, Woman of the Year

Herb Massi and Pam Aspel were recognized as the 2010 Man and Woman of the Year at the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation dinner.

 Mark McDermott

Redondo Beach USD rejects Knob Hill bid

A proposal for a 40,000 sq. ft. Whole Foods Market at a former school site was unanimously rejected by the Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday night. The bid was the only one submitted after the district issued a request for proposals for its property at 320 Knob Hill, the former Patterson […]

 Mark McDermott

Fein, Kesterson, Sharp vie for GOP spot

It has, in years past, been difficult for Republicans to rouse more than a single candidate to run for what has amounted to the biannual political slaughter otherwise known as running against Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman. But this year, three candidates are vying in the GOP primary: Peter Kesterson, Mattie Fine, and Andrew Sharp.

 Mark McDermott

Off-duty sheriff arrested in pier shooting

An off-duty Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff was arrested last Monday for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly fired a handgun while engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend on the Redondo Beach pier. A crowd of fishermen helped subdue the man.

 Mark McDermott

Building a Better Redondo sues Redondo

by Mark McDermott The citizen’s group Building a Better Redondo last week sued the city of Redondo Beach in an attempt to force a public vote on harbor area zoning. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last Thursday, accuses City Hall of fostering “a culture of hostility to the public’s interests” and a […]

 Mark McDermott

NFL player, former Sea Hawk Ellison arrested with Vicodin

Police on Monday arrested former Redondo Union High School football star and current San Diego Charger safety Kevin Ellison for possessing a large quantity of painkiller drugs without a prescription. Kevin Ellison, 23, was pulled over by Redondo Beach police at about 2:19 p.m. for allegedly speeding near his former high school. According to police, […]

 Mark McDermott

Council halts fire department merger talks

The City Council on Tuesday night called an end to talks between Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach regarding a potential consolidation of the two cities’ fire departments.

 Mark McDermott

Schools score well in state comparison

Redondo Beach schools scored well in comparison to others schools in statewide and similar school rankings of the Academic Performance Index, according to a report issued by the California Department of Education last week.

 Mark McDermott

New submarine launched in harbor

The two German-born Canadian brothers who are attempting to launch an entire new industry – General Hydrospace – returned to Redondo Beach waters last Thursday to test their newest submarine. The Ocean Pearl, the ninth sub built by Will and Charlie Kohnen and their company, SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation, is much like the machine they tested […]

 Mark McDermott

Club Sub

A pair of German-born Canadian brothers and their mission to create a new industry — General Hydrospace — by building a new generation of all-purpose submarines (from the Easy Reader Archives).

 Mark McDermott

New cafeteria to get rooftop deck

The $95 million overhaul of the Redondo Union High School campus was expanded Tuesday night. The Board of Education voted to add a new student union and cafeteria that will include an outdoor quad area and rooftop dining.

 Mark McDermott

Seaside Lagoon’s season is saved

The Seaside Lagoon will open again this summer after the city won an unexpected reprieve from the regulatory agency that had previously threatened up to $21 billion in fines for past water quality violations.

 Randy Angel

Kids score on and off the field

by Randy Angel When Zane Zent boards a jet airliner three weeks from now, he’ll begin a journey that will be etched in his mind for many years to come. Anytime an 11-year-old boy gets to spend a weekend alone with his father, memories are sure to be made, but this Memorial Day weekend will […]

 Mark McDermott

Young gardeners reap harvest

School children at all eight elementary campuses in Redondo Unified are growing gardens, part of a program aimed at increasing environmental and health-conscious awareness.